Monday, October 3, 2011

Free Market Listings


It's my turn to contribute a Marketing post, and I started looking through Evernote for all the posts tagged for AuthorCulture and Marketing. I saw a number of singleton posts, interesting stuff to be sure, but hardly enough to populate an entire post.

And then I came across this post of free Market listings by Jane Friedman. It's a one-stop shop of pure gold. (There's more at her post - be sure to stop over for more Market linkage coolness.)


Free Listings of Book Publishers

Be aware that most New York publishers do not accept unagented submissions, so sometimes “searching for a publisher” really means “finding an agent” (see next list).
  • Duotrope.com. For fiction and poetry only. About 3,500 listings total, which includes many types of publications.
  • QueryTracker.net. About 130 listings.
  • Preditors & Editors. Hundreds of listings; been going since 1997. Waves a red flag on publishers to avoid. However, unclear how often the information is updated.
  • Ralan.com. About 100 listings, focused on SF/F.
  • AgentQuery.com. Bare-bones list (no submission guidelines), but offers embedded links to publishers’ sites. Useful to preview the landscape.
  • WriterMag.com. If you subscribe to The Writer magazine, you get 3,000 online market listings for free. Vetted list.
  • Poets & Writers. Hundreds of listings, serving primarily the more literary side of the writing community.

Free Listings of Agents

  • AgentQuery.com. About 900 listings.
  • QueryTracker.net. More than 1,200 listings.
  • Preditors & Editors. Hundreds of listings; been going since 1997. Waves a red flag on agents to avoid. However, unclear how often the information is updated.
  • AAR Online. This is the official membership organization for literary agents. Not all agents are member of AAR.

Free Listings of Magazines & Periodicals

  • Ralan.com. Several hundred listings, focused on SF/F.
  • Duotrope.com. For fiction and poetry only. About 3,500 listings total, which includes many types of publications.
  • WritersWeekly.com. Offers weekly updates of markets looking for articles, as well as writing opportunities.
  • Preditors & Editors. Unclear how often the information is updated.
 (Thanks to Jane Friedman for her original post. She also recently wrote about this question on Quora.)

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3 comments:

  1. Ok, officially one of the most useful posts ever. Thanks so much for this! Putting it in favorites so I can keep it as a reference.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  2. Thanks for the list, Johne. Great to have all these links in one place. I'm marking this post for future reference.

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